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Arabic Manuscript on Paper with Persian Commentary.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
141
Sold for:
$861$700

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Arabic Manuscript on Paper with Persian Commentary. 935 AH [1529 CE]. Small format manuscript on paper, 18 leaves, 12 lines per page, title and facing leaf elaborately decorated in gold, blue, and other colors, Arabic text in red ink with interlinear Persian commentary in black ink, nasta'liq script, ornate line decoration between each line of text in green with cobalt blue uprights, within ruled ink borders, bound in tan limp morocco with a contrasting border of dark green leather, morocco doublures, binding worn, sewing broken, some leaves detached, 5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.
This is a work of Shia theology by Shia Imams.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

Arabic script, Arabs, Calligraphy, Geography of Africa, Imamah, Ink, Manuscript, Morocco, Nastaʿlīq script, Publishing, Shia Islam, Writing

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